The President, members of Congress, Governors, state legislators, county commissioners, planning boards, mayors, city councils and government bureaucrats view their job function in the context of three basic tenets.
Good government is a game to be played and won
Drafting legislation and trading votes to maximize benefits for my state, party, or constituents are appropriate functions of government
Productive legislation should always benefit somebody or something
These statements sound harmless until you consider the impact of the power behind them.
All laws have a silent partner called force. A law without force is nothing. My favorite law is, "Everybody living on My Street pays Wes Alexander $25 per month so long as Wes lives on My Street." Being wise and thoughtful, Wes would use this money judicially to assist neighbors in need, expand neighborhood security, and pay for front entrance landscaping. Collection would probably require the threat or use of occasional force. This is true even if Wes were to "persuade" a majority of his neighbors to democratically vote for such a law.
Every law can be classified as "just" or "unjust." Just law cannot benefit one person, group, or company at the expense of another. Just law defensively protects our lives and property; and it applies to all of us equally. Just law stops tyrants like Wes from declaring goofy laws and it should stop Wes from getting a majority of his neighbors to go along with his theft.
Anybody living on My Street would be on the right side of morality if they used force to stop Wes from taking their money every month. The use of force--even deadly force--is justified so long as it protects life, liberty, and property.
You can see that justice and injustice are simply different sides of the same coin. Both sides will use force to obtain the desired result. Wes will use it to extract private property from his neighbors. The neighbors will use it to oppose the theft of private property. Wes and his neighbors are on opposite sides of the coin. Only one side will be just.
The ONLY thing we can morally demand is defensive justice. Justice protects us equally against special interests and favoritism.
The vast majority of current American law is nothing more than legal theft. Coercion has replaced persuasion; and justice is always on the side defending against coercion. Instead of voting for thieves, we should try incarceration.